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International student support

Global Campus Programme

Make the best of your time at YSJ with new friends, experiences and cultures.

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We have curated a fantastic event schedule and portfolio of services aimed at building a community where you feel comfortable coming together with other students.

We want to help everyone have an internationalised experience here at YSJ and throughout the year our events and activities will not only support you through your studies but also introduce you to new cultures, give you the chance to make new friends and help you find your place in the world!

Global Campus Support

We are here whenever you need us but unless you have an emergency, we ask you to book a 1 to 1 session with us so we can best help you. Whatever concerns you have, please come to us and if we can't help you, we will find the right university team who can.

You can book a face to face support session using the link below.

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Global Campus Socials

We have curated a fantastic event schedule, aimed at building a community where you feel comfortable coming together and letting your hair down! We have monthly socials in the Students’ Union where we do crafting, play board games and have a great chats with new friends. Come along and you might win some free drinks or food! Throughout the year we try and celebrate as many international festivities and cultures as possible whilst also showcasing the best of British, in ways that bring you together with other students in a fun, safe and happy environment.

Take a look at our schedule of socials.

We have a monthly social in the SU, on the first Tuesday of every month, where you can join in crafts, play board games, chat to friends, enjoy drinks and nibbles and win prizes. 

We also host monthly cultural events. This semester will see you enjoy Holi festival of colour, an Eid food festival, a Eurovision extravaganza as well as a British summer picnic. Follow us on Instagram at @ysju_global and be sure to sign up to Global Campus Connect where you will find information about all our events. Sign up here. This link is for enrolled students only. If you have not yet enrolled, email

Global Campus Trips

We offer 3 trips per semester to various locations within a few hours of York.

You do need to pay for these, but we make them very affordable and it would cost a lot more to do independently. We have chosen some of the best places in the region to visit, giving you an amazing experience of the North of England.

It is a great chance to spend time with other Global Campus students and our Ambassadors, who lead the trips.

This semester we have a super city trip to Liverpool where you can visit the Beatles Museum or visit the famed Anfield Football Stadium. We also have an amazing visit to Whitby over Got Weekend. This is an absolutely amazing day out where you will be surrounded by history, culture and amazing goth fashion, all by the Great British seaside.  Finally we have the chance for you to explore some gorgeous Yorkshire history and stunning country side with a visit to Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks. 

As well as this we are putting on a visit to see York City Knights Rubgy and York City Football clubs play, as well as a theatre workshop with York's very own Theatre Royal.

Global Campus Walks

New for 2022/23 is our series of York walks, helping you get to know our glorious city better.

Some of our walks are guided by Global Campus Ambassadors, whilst others are self led (we will send out walking tour ideas throughout the year. These are the perfect opportunity to get to know your know home and join in community activities.

Global Campus Relaxation

We know that particular times of the year can be more stressful than usual for students.

Exams are a period of intense hard work, which makes it even more important to look after yourself. In the lead up to your exam periods we provide you with a little R&R (rest and relaxation!).

During this time, you can enjoy some mindfulness sessions and YSJActive sessions such as Yoga, we will put on breathing activities, mindfulness craft sessions and more. Plus you can take home some helpful tips and goodies to relax back at your accommodation. We will let you know about these sessions ahead of time.

Global Campus Ambassadors

Our Global Campus Ambassadors are here to help support you on your YSJ journey.

They are all current students and are a wonderful and friendly group of people who love meeting new friends and making the most out of their time at YSJ.

You can ask them anything and they will try and help you.  If you are interested in becoming a Global Campus Ambassador, drop us an email to to let us know and we will keep you informed of our next round of recruitment.

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